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A Conversation With Alfred P. Sloan [electronic resource]: From NBC's Wisdom Series

From 1937 to 1956, Alfred P. Sloan was chairman of General Motors; he also helped found the Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation remains a major force in American cultural life today. In this NBC program from 1954, Mr. Sloan is interviewed by NBC public service manager Edward Stanley. Sloan speaks his mind about the need for positive thinking as well as rigorous analysis in business, or in any undertaking; the societal impact of decisions made by the managers of large corporations; and more specifically, the obligation he believes should be placed on business leaders to help keep the statistical level of American employment as horizontal as possible. He also comments on the need for management and labor leaders to understand each other's p [...]
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1954
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A Conversation With Robert Moses [electronic resource]: From NBC's Wisdom Series

Over a desktop model of the Manhattan Bridge, Robert Moses speaks from his Babylon office in this 1959 NBC interview. Moses talks with landscape architect Gilmore D. Clarke about urban planning, its implementation, and its political and financial dimensions. Readily acknowledging his reputation as an undiplomatic figure, Moses advances his notion that planners are people who make "pretty pictures" and propose plausible, attractive ideas, but they are not people who get things done. He discusses Jones Beach, the Lincoln Square slum-clearing project, and Manhattan public art installations. Further discussion centers on planning in other cities, particularly Flint, Michigan, and Los Angeles, as well as conflicts he has observed between reform-minded and status quo politicians and planni [...]
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1959
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The WPA Film Library Part III [electronic resource]: Manufacturing Bread, 1962

How bread gets made in the modern era; blobs of dough on the assembly line
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1962
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The WPA Film Library Part IV [electronic resource]: Manufacturing Bread, 1962

Automated bread bakery loaf slicing machine and assembly line for wrapping and shipping
Online
1962
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The WPA Film Library Part I [electronic resource]: The Miracle Plastic, 1963

Industrial film about Cycolac, the miracle plastic. Cycolac rep tries to sell his product to a customer
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1963
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The WPA Film Library Part III [electronic resource]: The Miracle Plastic, 1963

Industrial film about Cycolac. Kitchen products made of Cycolac.
Online
1963
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The WPA Film Library Part V [electronic resource]: The Miracle Plastic, 1963

Industrial film about Cycolac. Adding Color dyes.
Online
1963
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The WPA Film Library Part II [electronic resource]: The Miracle Plastic, 1963

Industrial film about Cycolac. Displays of consumer goods made of Cycolac.
Online
1963
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The WPA Film Library Part IV [electronic resource]: The Miracle Plastic, 1963

Industrial film about Cycolac. Laboratory tests of Cycolac.
Online
1963
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The WPA Film Library Part VI [electronic resource]: The Miracle Plastic, 1963

Industrial film about Cycolac. Making refrigerators out of Cycolac.
Online
1963
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The WPA Film Library Part VII [electronic resource]: The Miracle Plastic, 1963

Industrial film about Cycolac. Making phones at Western Electric telephone factory.
Online
1963
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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: Office Work, 1964

Shots of general office work utilizing computer data cards and computers
Online
1964
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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: Boarding a Plane, 1967

Hydraulic gangways for boarding planes
Online
1967
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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: British Pound Devalues, 1967

British Pound devalued. London stock exchange and banks close for one day.
Online
1967
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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: Business Efficiency, 1967

Business efficiency exhibition - shots of business machines and a car phone
Online
1967
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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: Damage From the Torrey Canyon Disaster, 1967

French fish traders hold "free lunch" to convince people that the oil hasn't poisoned the fish after Torrey Canyon disaster.
Online
1967
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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: The Fragmentiser, 1967

A Fragmentiser crushes up cars and shreds them into metal pieces.
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1967